Mask of Vaikuntha Vishnu, late 5th century. Learn more about 5th century masks
An esoteric form of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara that emerged due to the absorption of Hindu elements into Buddhism, particularly within Pala art. In the Tantric Buddhist texts of Sadhanamala, Khasarpana is described as white in colour and holding the varada mudra or pose, with a lotus as his symbol. Khasarpana is typically always accompanied by the four other divinities –– Tara, Sudhanakumara, Bhrikuti and Hayagriva.